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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

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Jet Aviation San Juan FBO opens in Puerto Rico

Jet Aviation, one of the world’s leading business aviation services companies, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, has signed an FBO management agreement with Pazos FBO, located at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As part of the deal, the FBO has been renamed Jet Aviation San Juan.

The location is the only FBO in Puerto Rico with a full service, on-site US customs and border protection terminal, making it a convenient point of entry to the Caribbean for South American and European flights.

As Jet Aviation’s 10th FBO in the USA, the facility also features a pilot suite with a shower and a snooze room, flight-planning work stations, an executive passenger lounge, corporate meeting facilities, video conferencing, catering, refueling and aircraft maintenance.

Rob Smith, Jet Aviation group president, said, “The brand new San Juan-based FBO, with more than 20,000ft² of space including expanding aircraft parking ramp with capacity for increased traffic and future additional hangar facilities, is the perfect fit for Jet Aviation to continue expanding our reach within the region.

“We are pleased to be working with Pazos president Jose Maldonado and his team of 61 employees at its former location. Together they have built an impressive operation that delivers excellent service to customers.”

Maldonado added, “For decades, we have provided our clientele with premiere services, which are now enhanced by the company’s new state-of- the-art FBO installation. Adding Jet Aviation’s global strength, resources and management expertise is the perfect next step for us. Our longstanding success and recent expansion have been possible thanks to the hard work, loyalty and dedication of every member of the Pazos family.”

April 21, 2017

Written by Chris Anderson


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